National Trust Executive Leadership

Paul Edmondson
President and CEO

Paul Edmondson is the president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Before being named to the position in June 2019, Paul served for more than two decades as the organization’s general counsel.

Tabitha Almquist
Chief Administrative Officer

As chief administrative officer, Tabitha Almquist oversees the key administrative operations, including Human Resources and Information Technology, the real estate needs of the organization at headquarters and in the field offices, and the strategic planning and goal setting processes for the Trust.

Laura Bracis
Chief Financial Officer

As the chief financial officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Laura Bracis reports to the president and the board on all aspects of the financial health of the organization.

Katherine Malone-France
Chief Preservation Officer

As the chief preservation officer, Katherine Malone-France leads the National Trust’s comprehensive preservation efforts. Prior to assuming this role, Katherine served as the senior vice president for historic sites.

Thompson Mayes
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Tom Mayes, chief legal officer and general counsel, has worked on the full range of National Trust legal issues since he joined the National Trust in 1986. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation in 2013, Tom recently published the book Why Old Places Matter.

Ann McElwain
Chief Development Officer

As chief development officer, Ann McElwain leads development and implementation of all fundraising strategies for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, including individual, annual and planning giving, institutional philanthropy, and donor research, analytics, communications and stewardship.

Matt Montgomery
Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Matt Montgomery leads the effort to engage and inspire the National Trust’s core supporters and develop new audiences. The essence of this work is to promote the National Trust’s highest priorities: saving America’s historic sites; telling the full American story; and building stronger communities. He and his team develop and implement innovative marketing campaigns and products that attract new and existing advocates, donors, and corporate partners to the preservation community.

The National Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has awarded $3 million in grants to 33 places preserving Black history.

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